Matthew Gardner

Serial Entrepreneur: Software Design, Marketing, Graphics

About Myself

23, Canada. Currently finishing off an Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Management, an MBA, Master of Entrepreneurship, and a Master of Software Engineering. I just finished working full time at Research in Motion as a Hardware Designer (contradicting my pictures here).

I enjoy design, both in software as well as graphics. I have a passion for UI/UX work and for getting inside users' heads. I like to create high-level code that is beautiful, flexible, and error proof (both bug-wise and user-wise). I love to talk.

Co-Founder of Passit, owner and designer at Plan & Execute. I fence, goaltend, and make music. Find me on Linkedin for complete resume.

Current Businesses

Carddrop, Peel StartUp Weekend

Recently I pitched an idea and formed the team that won the Peel StartUp Weekend competition. Carddrop ( is in the works and will be released in full very soon, register on our site or follow us @carddropme on twitter for updates. You can read more here.

Thanks again to everyone who worked to put on the event from the RIC Centre, as well as the mentors, coaches, judges, and volunteers who worked just as hard as the participants at the event.

Upcoming Events

Innovation Factory Lunch and Learn - Obtaining Government Funding

Tuesday, Oct. 30th 2012 at 11:45pm

Unit 104 175 Longwood Rd S

Hamilton, ON

RIC - Growing your Business, Access to Government Funding Breakfast

Wednesday, Nov. 7th 2012 at 7:30-10am

5110 Creekbank Road

Mississauga, ON

MaRS, FedDev, and 1DegreeBio speakers.

Toronto StartUp Weekend

Friday, Nov. 9th 2012 at 6pm to Sunday, Nov. 11th 2012 at 6pm

425 Adelaide St W

Toronto, ON

Start a new business in 3 days? Challenge accepted... again! Coming in strong with another project I hope can be completed in a weekend.

Carddrop will also be making an appearance, we will be providing participants with free accounts for the weekend!

SociaLIGHT Conference

Saturday, Nov. 17th 2012 at 10am-6pm

190 Princes' Boulevard

Toronto, ON

Carddrop may be used at this event!

Socialight afterparty

Saturday, Nov. 17th 2012 at 8pm-2am

364 Richmond Street West

Toronto, ON

Who doesn't love a good party?

Silicon Halton & HalTech Demo Night 2

Thursday, Nov. 22nd 2012 at 7-10pm

121 Chisholm Drive

Milton, ON

Going to see some great demos from Halton entrepreneurs and innovators!


Tuesday, Nov. 20th 2012 at 6:30-9pm

1280 Main Street West

Hamilton, ON

At 1280, everyone should come out.

Innovation 2012

Sunday, Dec. 2nd 2012 at 9pm to Tuesday, Dec. 4th 2012 at 11pm

100 Kent Street

Ottawa, ON

Networking and professional development conference, 350-400 attendees. Carddrop may be used.